Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Toronto FC hits the radio airwaves

Toronto have been on TV over the last few years, but now listeners will be able to catch all the action on the radio airwaves and the Fan 590. Here's the release:

March 17, 2009


Toronto FC announced Tuesday that the club has teamed up with Toronto’s 24 hour sports radio station The FAN 590 to broadcast every game this season. With the team heading into their third season in Major League Soccer, this will mark the first time Toronto FC games will be broadcast on the radio in the team’s history.

The FAN 590 will broadcast all 30 games on the schedule. Fifteen games will be broadcast live in their entirety, with two to be joined in progress. The remaining thirteen games will air on The FAN’s website www.fan590.com.

“We’re happy to have secured the radio coverage our supporters have been asking for,” said Tom Anselmi executive vice president and chief operating officer of Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment Ltd. This agreement further extends our deal with The FAN and Rogers Media to another one of our sports properties.”

The first broadcast will air this Saturday, March 21 as Toronto FC travels to Kansas City to take on the Wizards as they open their 2009 MLS regular season. The broadcast will get underway at 8 p.m. ET with the Dan Dunleavy handling the play-by-play and former Canadian National team member Bob Iarusci serving as Analyst.

- People in the rest of Canada will probably recognize Dunleavy's voice from doing the World jr. hockey Championships for the Fan radio network.

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